Once officers have completed their first two years of patrol experience, they are eligible for both promotion opportunities and transfers to specialized divisions.

Promotional Exams

Promotions include advancement to supervisory positions based on promotional exams. All study materials for the promotional exams are provided by the department.

Transfer Opportunities

The Irving Police Department consists of a wide variety of transfer opportunities including:

  • Academy Training Officer
  • Bomb Squad
  • Computer Forensic Investigator
  • Crime Scene Officer
  • Criminal Investigator
  • Community Services & Police Athletic League
  • Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) Officer
  • Gang Intervention Officer
  • Intelligence Officer
  • K9 Officer
  • Narcotics/Vice Officer
  • Part-time Tactical Officer
  • School Resource Officer
  • Traffic Officer
    • Motorcycle officer
    • Hit and Run/Crash Investigator
  • Unmanned Aerial Drone Operator

Additional Training

Additional training is offered by the department to prepare police officers for new positions in specialized divisions.